A friend of mine is running the London Marathon this weekend for a charity close to his heart. (It's not to mine - I think like most charities they do good work, it's just not an organisation I have had anything to do with so have no strong feelings about.)
He has an online Just Giving page. I have chosen not to sponsor him because there are so many requests from people to do so - not just for the London Marathon but for this 10k event or that half-marathon - so I tend to pick those who are taking part to help charities I actively want to support. (If I gave just £10 each to every request since the start of the year, I would have pledged over £500 already.)
He posted a Facebook status update this morning saying 'Three days to go - excited and nervous now'. I 'liked' it. He wrote a comment that said: 'Sparkle, never mind the 'like' - you haven't sponsored me yet.'
I wasn't sure what to do so just replied: 'Haven't I?
I'm wondering if I should send him a PM explaining that while I wish him every success on Sunday, I've consciously not donated due to the sheer volume of requests recently and am being quite specific about the organisations I'm supporting.
Or do you guys think I should just leave it? I feel embarrassed now that he's called me on not sponsoring him in public.